Saturday, August 8, 2009

Microchipping your pet.

A subject I had never before thought about popped up today with a news article about microchipping your pet. This involves inserting an RFID chip under the skin of the animal. Both veterinarians and animal shelters commonly scan a lost animal for a chip in order to determine whether it has an owner.

The procedure costs about $50 but varies from veterinarian to veterinarian. Someone with 37 chickens, 2 dogs, a pig and a donkey faces a formidable cost. The cost escalates still further if you have a pet hornet nest, and, worse, I'm not sure whether the chip would fit into each hornet. If you have only one or two pets, it is affordable.

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